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    Question Compaq Presario V6000

    Running W7.

    Seems to start - but doesn't; no screen; keyboard seemingly disabled; movie control buttons illuminate; DVD drive noises heard . . .

    Best guess
    Inadequate hard drive free space, as lots of system fonts were added, as well as styles and brush add-ons for photoshop. Estimate HDD about 80% full, probably standard sized HDD as supplied with such models.

    Scenario
    Was running OK on mains power; Photoshop open and working; visitors arrived; presume laptop went into sleep or hibernate mode; when returned to laptop - it was seemingly frozen. Powered down by holding down the [start] button.

    A range of re-start options tried, with mains, battery, even after removing the battery; leaving off for 20 minutes. Nothing!

    Got any ideas, forumites?

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    Default Re: Compaq Presario V6000

    Drop in a bootable CD, anything will do, a windows CD, or Linux Live CD - see if the DVD drive will boot it.

    This is only to test out the Display, Keyboard/Mouse
    Update / Upgrades = Replace old bugs with new ones.

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    Default Re: Compaq Presario V6000

    Does it have an Nvidia graphics chip by any chance?

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    Default Re: Compaq Presario V6000

    Give this a go
    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...ctID=c01997899
    Wouldn't recommend this though!
    http://www.laptoprepair101.com/lapto...o-video-issue/
    This will most likely be your problem (as Cyabro inferred)
    http://www.socialroast.com/computers...o-gpu-problems
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    Default Re: Compaq Presario V6000

    Did you try safe mode? Wanuitech's suggestion is the best way to test the display/kb/mouse though.


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    Default Re: Compaq Presario V6000

    I do appreciate all the helpful insights!

    CYaBro:
    yes, I think so.

    Blam: It wont boot into any damn mode!
    No BIOS beeps, either, even with the RAM removed.

    Wainuitech: wont do it with either linux or mini XP

    Feersumendjinn: I've passed the laptop on to a local tech.
    That was yesterday, so I've e-mailed him the links.
    Did enjoy the cooking-the-laptop stories!
    Last edited by Perry; 14-01-2011 at 10:48 AM. Reason: fixed typo

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    Default Re: Compaq Presario V6000

    Damn. E-mail from Techie saying the CPU is
    cooked. Possibly because of fan failure.

    Anyone selling a laptop (not HP or comcrap!)
    that will meet the system requirements for
    second life?

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